Cella - Something Special

Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by Redrock, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. Redrock

    Redrock Well-Known Member

    There is something special Cella that other soaps I have used do not have. I don't know if it is the classic almond scent, the creamy, yet kinda sticky, consistency, the packaging in the cool little red bowl. It has a certain character. Dollar-for-dollar I believe is is one of the best deals going. Perhaps I am being a little "twilight zone" but, to me, this is a one-of-a-kind and unique soap. It has been one of my favorites. :happy005:
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  2. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    I also use it, very nice.
  3. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    The aftershave is very good too .
  4. Zykris

    Zykris Well-Known Member

    I'm amazed by Cella's performance. I tend to grab that soap more than others these days.
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  5. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    When I tried it, I found it to be middle of the road at best. I much prefer B&M or P&B. Just my opinion, of course.
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  6. GawainandtheGreenKnight

    GawainandtheGreenKnight Well-Known Member

    I agree completely, the scent is intoxicating, the lather is rich and creamy, post shave feel is incredible. The aftershave is also very nice.

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  7. rbilly

    rbilly Well-Known Member

    I dont like hoarding soaps, i usually give the ones that are not my favorite away, and i just picked up two new soaps, but im probably going to have to break down and but this one, i loved the razorock classic almond scent.
  8. Zykris

    Zykris Well-Known Member

    I think Cella has the same, if not, better scent as well as performance than RR.

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  9. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    I like the aftershave bottle design.
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  10. GawainandtheGreenKnight

    GawainandtheGreenKnight Well-Known Member

    I really like the RR P. 169 too. I personally, still want to try Vito's, Valobra.

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  11. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    Agreed. Poraso is the same type bottle as well.
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  12. W-ayne L.

    W-ayne L. New Member

    Totally agree with your viewpoint of Cella Shave Soap it makes a good clean and memorable Shave experience!imho
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  13. brit

    brit in a box

    i have the cella soap as well as the rr p160 soap and balm. i like both and they make for a great shave. i just don t use them often enough..
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  14. W-ayne L.

    W-ayne L. New Member

    Cella was my first shaving soap in my quest to the ultimate Wet Shaver experience. When I went to Vegas and had my first Hot Towel Shave at the Art of Shave Barbershop at the Mandalay Bay Casino + Hotel the Barber Technician suggested to try this soap as well as the other Art of Shave soaps in the future. No regrets and still a happy customer!
  15. Ksblazer

    Ksblazer Well-Known Member

    I have Cella in my rotation as well. I like to use it on days I go to work since I'm in a hurry in the mornings and Cella lathers up very quickly.

    I agree about it being a great soap for the $$. It seems to perform well above average in all the departments for me.

    I get better shaves with Cella than I do with some more expensive soaps I've used in the past.

    It will be getting re ordered, when it gets low to stay in my rotation.
  16. Screwtape

    Screwtape A Shaving Butterfly

    Most of the classic Italian soft almond soaps perform very similarly. I had Red Tub Cella (a cream or croap actually), 3P, Valobra Soft Almond soap, and Vitos Extra Super Coco (red label) and Vitos Supercrema (green label). I did back to back shave tests with them and frankly couldn't tell any of them apart. The scent, lather and shaving performance were virtually identical. In the end, I took them all, mixed them together, and made myself about a pound of Italian soft almond frankensoap.

    I do have one of those kilogram bricks of the Cella soap (the "barbershop" version) that is a soft putty-like soap rather than a sticky croap like the Red Tub Cella. As far as I can tell, it's the same ingredients, just milled a bit to reduce the water content. I didn't mix it into the frankensoap.

    If you have Cella (either version), then in my opinion, you have already tried the Valobra and Vitos almond soaps.

    BTW, I agree that Cella is a wonderful soap. My Italian frankensoap is my go-to soap for use when I am in a hurry and want a reliable shave, when I want a comfort shave, or for when I am doing some kind of equipment test and want to eliminate any possible soap/lather variables from the test.
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  17. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    So do you like Cella? :) Just kidding it is very good. For me it almost has the richness of a tallow soap and I don’t believe it is.
  18. Screwtape

    Screwtape A Shaving Butterfly

    Actually, Cella IS a tallow soap. Some of the other Italian soft almond soaps aren't though -- the Vitos Red and Green both have tallow in them but I think the Valobra was pure vegetable.
  19. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    Oh, I didn’t know. I stand corrected. No wonder it lathers so richly.
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  20. Ijustmissedthe50s

    Ijustmissedthe50s The Warnee

    It was this thread that got me to order the red tub of Cella and the after shave. They just arrived today so I havent had the chance to use either yet. Wow...both are a real joy. Thank you, fellow enablers, for your comments on products I'm sure will feel s good as they smell.

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